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  1. Ken Fredette Ken Fredette says:

    Helgi s the one who solved this mystery and a longer one that s been on the books unsolved for over 20 years Gunna started him on this course of action because he grew up in the vicinity of the 4 men that had been threatening to kill Borgar J nsson, who ran over the son of one of them You meet many characters who don t end up knowing the murder A suspect is put under arrest but when Helgi tries to take his man in another brother says why he killed the man and why the brother had let him be be Helgi s the one who solved this mystery and a longer one that s been on the books unsolved for over 20 years Gunna started him on this course of action because he grew up in the vicinity of the 4 men that had been threatening to kill Borgar J nsson, who ran over the son of one of them You meet many characters who don t end up knowing the murder A suspect is put under arrest but when Helgi tries to take his man in another brother says why he killed the man and why the brother had let him be believed as the killer stating another crime that had been committed 20 years prior This was a good read if you like following all the leads that Gunna follows It s a good story to read as following a police procedural Read it, you won t be disappointed


  2. Charles van Buren Charles van Buren says:

    Worth 99describes this as having 60 pages, so it is a story not a novel Working within that length Mr Bates was still able to develop his characters enough to make them believable I found it interesting that the murder victim had been convicted of killing a child while driving drunk, but was sentenced to only 8 years and served only 4 I am accustomed to sentences not being appropriate for the crime in the U.S., but was not aware that it was also a problem in Iceland I did not find t Worth 99describes this as having 60 pages, so it is a story not a novel Working within that length Mr Bates was still able to develop his characters enough to make them believable I found it interesting that the murder victim had been convicted of killing a child while driving drunk, but was sentenced to only 8 years and served only 4 I am accustomed to sentences not being appropriate for the crime in the U.S., but was not aware that it was also a problem in Iceland I did not find this story compelling enough to read it in one sitting Instead, my reading was in bits and pieces over a period of two weeks To me, only one of the police detectives was a truly sympathetic character Other reviews have complained about the abrupt ending The sudden end did surprise me to the extent that I looked to see if I had missed some pages However, as several hours have passed, I find myself admiring the simple end of the story Three and a half stars, but as I have to choose either three or four, I choose four


  3. Karen Karen says:

    If you ve read any of the previous books, then you ll be familiar with the characters This is just a wee stop gap in between the proper novels, weighing in at only 200 odd pages and being e book only , it was a short but sweet story and although it was much shorter than usual I was still left unsure of who dun it until the end Just waiting for the next one to arrive now..


  4. Rosemary Rosemary says:

    Winterlude a review by Rosemary KennyAt the Nesplasty warehouse that s part of and abandoned boatyard near Reykjavik a man s body is found by chance by Halldor, the local postman at the isolated village on the edge of woodlands, all of which is symbolic for the loneliness of society in rural areas, as well as in cities across the world Sergeant Gunna and police partner Helgi are called to investigate and start by questioning the locals, in this tense drama by Quentin Bates.Without a murder we Winterlude a review by Rosemary KennyAt the Nesplasty warehouse that s part of and abandoned boatyard near Reykjavik a man s body is found by chance by Halldor, the local postman at the isolated village on the edge of woodlands, all of which is symbolic for the loneliness of society in rural areas, as well as in cities across the world Sergeant Gunna and police partner Helgi are called to investigate and start by questioning the locals, in this tense drama by Quentin Bates.Without a murder weapon or clue to what it may have been, the detectives only real clue is a credit card in the name of Borgar Jonnson, that expired three years earlier Helgi believes he s heard that name somewhere recently, but exact details evade his memory Apart from that, post office owner Lara s statement that Jonnson used to be visited every few weeks by a mysterious stranger who didn t stay for long, is all they discover at that time, only noticed by chance, she insists.What progress can be made without witnesses, suspect or weapon is a mystery, but the stylish mystery revealed within Winterlude, will haunt you for years to come


  5. COL(ret.) Frank J. Stech, PhD COL(ret.) Frank J. Stech, PhD says:

    Bates does not disappoint, even in this short novella He has really captured a lot of the uniqueness of Iceland and its amazing people If course, there haven t been as many murders in Iceland as there are in the Nordic Noir genre Amazing how civilized these Vikings are these days Even the cops are pretty cool.


  6. Paula Barrett Paula Barrett says:

    Very predictableNo story depth here Gunna should have been totally excluded and this could have been Helgi s story There was a buffet of interesting angles that should have been fleshed out with regard to Kjartan and his brothersAll in all, a lot of missed opportunities.


  7. Camilo Rodríguez Gaviria Camilo Rodríguez Gaviria says:

    His series is great It reassembles Yrsa s books However, this one in particular felt rushed, quickly written as to fill a hole in the overall series The lack of detail, suspense and the straightforward forward confessions made it too simple and plain.


  8. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    Superbly written series with interesting characters and exposure to a different culture


  9. Carol Alvarez Carol Alvarez says:

    a short crime novel with a terrific and sad story, you can feel the deep feelings in the characters Amazing read


  10. Pat Ojanen Pat Ojanen says:

    Love these characters


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Winterlude ❮Ebook❯ ➡ Winterlude Author Quentin Bates – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk It s a bitter winter morning when Sergeant Gunnhildur is called to the scene of a violent killing in an abandoned industrial unit Gunna and her sidekick Helgi quickly find that the battered victim had It s a bitter winter morning when Sergeant Gunnhildur is called to the scene of a violent killing in an abandoned industrial unit Gunna and her sidekick Helgi quickly find that the battered victim had no shortage of enemiesThe case takes Gunna around Reykjav k s darker side and Helgi to the bleak rural district he grew up in as they work out who was prepared to take a grudge as far as murder.